[zeromq-dev] BSON as high performance serialisation

Wolfgang Richter wolf at cs.cmu.edu
Sun Apr 1 01:35:19 CEST 2012

Updated the FAQ to reflect the fact that choice of serialization
format/library isn't simple, and there are multiple solutions.

If you want to see the diff/what I added (feel free to add more),
check the history and compare revisions 124 and 125:



On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 6:55 PM, Wolfgang Richter <wolf at cs.cmu.edu> wrote:
>> I also think the topic should perhaps be taken off the list since libzmq
>> does not impose message structure, BUT it's also important to keep tabs on
>> this ( recommendations or real production feedback etc. ) somewhere on the
>> wiki or docs for reference.
> True, although every now and then questions crop up regarding how to
> send datastructures via 0MQ across languages etc.
> I think the documentation references ProtoBufs (FAQ does:
> http://www.zeromq.org/area:faq), maybe we should add a list of
> alternatives for people to look at (this is at least interesting to
> some in the community)?
> If 0MQ is trying its utmost to be performant in pushing messages, it
> would be nice to be paired with a performant
> serialization/deserialization solution.
> YouTube reports that ProtoBufs is not so performant, which I guess
> started this thread (and maybe many people pair ProtoBufs with
> 0MQ...).
> --
> Wolf

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